Traditions Don’t Need to be Traditional

Traditions Don’t Need to be Traditional

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Throughout my life I have lived in a number of states and even a different country! I was fortunate to have been exposed to different cultures and traditions, even adopting some of them into our own family. When we lived in West Germany one of our cool Christmas gifts was a chocolate advent calendar that my brother and I would devour each day leading up until December 25th. Mom and dad bought the typical gifts for boys – a train set, army men, model cars and even a BB gun. I mentioned this in a previous post when I bought my oldest her first gun. Now that my youngest is the same age, it is time to carry on the tradition.

Carry on a family tradition, even if you have girls with a Daisy BB gun from Walmart. - SahmReviews.com #ItsADaisy #shop #CollectiveBias We’re fortunate to have a Walmart close by that has a fantastic sporting goods section (this is hunting season after all). Right there on the endcap is what we’re looking for – #ItsADaisy! They also have everything we’ll need to introduce her to the sport – safety glasses, ammunition and even some pre-printed paper targets! In collaboration with #CollectiveBias, Daisy educates roughly one million of America’s youth a year through their Ten Lesson Shooting Curriculum about BB gun use and safety.

Carry on a family tradition, even if you have girls with a Daisy BB gun from Walmart. - SahmReviews.com #ItsADaisy #shop #CollectiveBias Normally this would be a great Christmas present idea, but this is Iowa and as of today we have already seen snow flurries. I always hated getting Christmas gifts that I couldn’t use until warmer weather, so an early gift-opening was in order. You can see the excitement on her face to have the same thing as her big sister does. It’s our own rite-of-passage and I guess you’d say now a family tradition.

Carry on a family tradition, even if you have girls with a Daisy BB gun from Walmart. - SahmReviews.com #ItsADaisy #shop #CollectiveBias We set up a target area using some cardboard boxes to slow the speed of the pellets. With our wooden fence acting as a barrier, we were guaranteed to keep the projectiles in our own yard. But obviously, safety glasses were still necessary as some rebound was very likely.

Carry on a family tradition, even if you have girls with a Daisy BB gun from Walmart. - SahmReviews.com #ItsADaisy #shop #CollectiveBias With a little instruction from mom (who can’t hit the side of a barn), we soon found ourselves in the presence of a very steady shooter. Even hitting the black inner circle (an “8” on the score sheet) during her first few shots!

Carry on a family tradition, even if you have girls with a Daisy BB gun from Walmart. - SahmReviews.com #ItsADaisy #shop #CollectiveBias   Carry on a family tradition, even if you have girls with a Daisy BB gun from Walmart. - SahmReviews.com #ItsADaisy #shop #CollectiveBias

I recently discovered that Daisy has engaged the masses with portable, inflatable BB gun ranges that can be found at major outdoor sporting goods retailers and leading conservation organizations. The majority of those who attend an outdoor or store event and shoot at the ranges are first-time shooters. This would be a great experience for our girls, and will search out one of these events next Spring!

If you are looking for some cool Christmas gift ideas, consider gifting a BB gun from Daisy. They have models for almost any age, and ones that appeal to both boys and girls. Don’t forget to pick up a full complement of safety gear and accessories while you’re there. Who knows, you may start a family tradition of your own!

Daisy is also feeling the Christmas spirit and is giving away a $100 Walmart gift card to one lucky SahmReviews reader so you can purchase a gun for yourself! Use it to take advantage of any after-holiday sales as it probably won’t arrive before Christmas. That just means we’ll be that much closer to warmer weather by the time you get your gun! Enter now using the form below!

$100 Walmart Gift Card from Daisy

Carry on a family tradition, even if you have girls with a Daisy BB gun from Walmart. - SahmReviews.com #ItsADaisy #shop #CollectiveBias

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A former manufacturing executive, Scott now balances his family life with ownership and backend administration of websites such as SahmReviews.com, GiftCardCollector.com and a number of other online properties. He also is an occasional writer and full-time board game fanatic.

48 comments on «Traditions Don’t Need to be Traditional»

  1. steve weber says:

    Not really.. we do like to play lots of games before sit down and eat our Thanksgiving meal.

  2. Margaret Smith says:

    These bring back so many memories. As a kid, I remember my brother getting a Daisy and we would spend so much time shooting empty soda cans.

  3. Nicole Dz says:

    We love doing stuff outdoors, and trying anything new as a family, we like the spur of the moments of fun. We just love to enjoy each other as a family.

  4. Gail Crawford says:

    Our famiy like playing monopoly.

  5. Karen Glatt says:

    We had a non traditional family dinner one year! It was fun to try something else out instead of Turkey. We had chicken and seafood buffet. I liked having something different for the Holidays.

  6. Karen Glatt says:

    We did a nontradional dinner for Thanksgiving one year. Instead of having a turkey and all the trimmings, we had Chicken and seafood buffett and it was a lot of fun having something else. We might do something different again this year!

  7. We typically do the same things each year but at my mother in laws so i dont have to worry about cooking or anything – thats the kind of tadition i like – relaxing 🙂

  8. Michele says:

    I always pick up my Mom and then drive to one of my friends houses for Thanksgiving-a definite tradition for many years now and one I hope to continue for many years to come.

  9. Elena says:

    we have a non-traditional dinner when we cook goose instead of turkey

  10. I think it is important to engage in outdoor sports with your children. I’m glad you took so many safety precautions.

  11. Sarah Hirsch says:

    we have a tradition of going out of town for thanksgiving

  12. I am loving the PINK BB gun! That is the gun I would love to have myself! The boys got the Red Ryder, I want the PINK. #client

  13. Lori Bahn says:

    We start putting up our Tree

  14. Molli Vandehey says:

    i gusess we dont really have that many trasdiytions…

  15. Stacy says:

    We go to McDonald’s every Christmas Eve and have cheeseburgers and milkshakes.

  16. Dee Heath says:

    All (4) of my kids have DAISY bb guns. Pink for my girls. I have 2 boys 2 girls. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. Heather Way says:

    We play board games and go to the Opryland hotel after dinner to look at Christmas lights!

  18. Tami Vollenweider says:

    On New Years Day,I make home made Pizza,instead of Black Eye Peas & Cabbage,like everybody eats down in the South!

  19. Amie George says:

    I grew up having Daisy guns and I have passed that on to my kids ….. I love seeing that they are still around …….. Great memories

  20. Ashley says:

    We put up our tree and eat pumpkin pie!

  21. Alana says:

    Since my family tradition was not to celebrate Christmas, I suppose all of my childhood Christmases were non traditional. For Thanksgiving, though, we are very traditional – turkey is one of my favorite foods.

  22. zake mono says:

    You’ll shoot your eye out! Just kidding 😛

  23. Wendi S says:

    No one call cps on us but, every baby after the age of 6 months who come into our home, get a basket ride. That is a laundry basket with a blanket inside of it and a rope tied on to the handle and we pull them around. We call it the initiation ride. Sounds silly but they have all loved it.

  24. Rosanne says:

    We have an all seafood/pasta supper on Christmas Eve

  25. James Robert says:

    Throwing nuts outdoors for the reindeer Christmas Eve is one we do every year

  26. Cheryl says:

    We tend to be very traditional, but also some spur of the moment things are thrown in. But I can’t think of any to share.

  27. Sara Phillips says:

    We have the Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun and love it!

  28. We have a deer roast for christmas dinner instead of a bird if any of us are lucky enough to get one.

  29. Jessie Shiflett says:

    We like to go to the lake (:

  30. Vikki P says:

    We have UNO card game marathons.

  31. Susanne Scheper says:

    We are traditional. I can’t think of any non traditional things we do.

  32. We don’t have any non traditional family traditions, we are very traditional.

  33. Alexis T says:

    Our traditions are influenced by hubby’s military career. We’ve enjoyed local foods that have become our favorite and local traditions, too.

  34. We really don’t have any non traditional things we do. We make all kinds of Crafts, bake, and watch Rudolph together each year!

  35. kathy dalton says:

    we create a smorgasbord of finger foods for Christmas eve

  36. Laurie Emerson says:

    Instead of a big traditional Christmas dinner, I make spaghetti and meatballs.

  37. Richard Hicks says:

    We have a big breakfast on xmas morning and invite Grandparents over before kids get their loot

  38. A daisy red ryder BB gun makes kids’ Christmas more exciting. I know how it feels because I also got it when I was young. Does she have dream of becoming a real rifle shooter someday?

  39. Past year my friend give reloading press. Excited to know what will be my gift for this year?

  40. We have the Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun 🙂

  41. Rem870 says:

    My daughter received her BB gun on her Birthday. She was really happy 🙂

  42. John Clark says:

    It’s an awesome post.
    You are trying to something new with yourself.
    I should try to learn my daughter .
    Thanks for sharing the good article .

  43. David says:

    My family is a big fan of BB gun. I just bought a new one for my son. He is very happy with it.

  44. No one call cps on us but, every baby after the age of 6 months who come into our home, get a basket ride. That is a laundry basket with a blanket inside of it and a rope tied on to the handle and we pull them around. We call it the initiation ride. Sounds silly but they have all loved it.

  45. We arey is a big fan of BB gun. I just bought a new one for my 2 kids. They are very happy with it.
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  46. peter says:

    I love this BB gun. thank you for this article.

  47. Wow, this is excellent activity for kids, We should give them some opportunity for additional activities. It will help their mental growth.

  48. peter says:

    amazing love it.

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